Professor Hutchinson has conducted ethnographic research in Sudan since 1980. For much of this period, her research has concentrated on war-provoked processes of social and cultural change among Sudanese Nuer, the second largest ethic group in southern region of the country. Her current research interests include the anthropology of civil warfare and post-war reconstruction, international humanitarianism and human rights, war-provoked population movements and post-conflict returns, and the local impacts of expanding international oil development activities in Sudan. She is presently working on a book manuscript on the ethical complexities of conducting long-term ethnographic research in a war zone. For more information about her research and teaching interests, please visit her website.